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66 Countries gained independence from the U.K

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What country in Africa was first to gain independence?

African country to gain independence - it depends how you count them. Ethiopia has been an independent country for at least 2000 years. It was invaded by Italy for a short time until the Italians were overthrown on 5th May 1941. It's generally regarded that Ethiopia has never been colonized and as such this makes it the oldest independent country in Africa. Liberia which was formed on 26th June 1847. However, it was a newly formed country so it didn't gain it's independence as such. If you exclude Ethiopia then Liberia is Africa's oldest independent country. Liberia and Ethiopia aside there were 6 countries that gained independence prior to Ghana... South Africa - 31 May 1910 - From the UK Egypt - 28 February 1922 - From the UK Libya - 24 December 1951 - From Italy Sudan - 01 January 1956 - From the UK and Egypt Morocco - 02 March 1956 - From France Tunisia - 20 March 1956 - From France Ghana - 06 March 1957 - From the UK A full list can be found here (an error on this states Libya gained independence from Britain as opposed to Italy) odeyale Solomon gbetorwoods

What countries did the English invade?

Afghanistan Antigua and Barbuda Australia Bahamas Bahrain Barbados Belize Botswana Brunei Cyprus Dominica Fiji The Gambia Ghana Grenada Guyana India Ireland Israel Jamaica Jordan Kenya Kuwait Lesotho Malawi Malaysia Maldives Malta Mauritius Myanmar New Zealand Nigeria Pakistan Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Seychelles Sierra Leone Solomon Islands South Africa Sri Lanka Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Trinidad and Tobago Tuvalu Uganda United Arab Emirates United States Vanuatu Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe This is a list of countries who gained independence from the United Kingdom. Other countries that were either independent or colonies of other countries have been invaded by the UK over history. For example, France, Italy, and Germany were major countries invaded by the UK during World War II, where the UK also invaded colonies in Africa, such as Libya.

Have the names of countries changed since World War 1?

YES!!! Taking Russia/USSR/Russia The Russian revolution occurred during the World War (I) . When the Tsar (Russian Emperor) was disposed, by the Bolsheviks. The name of the country was changed to 'Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. (USSR). It remained with this name until 1990 (Mikhael Gorbachev) when it 'reverted' to Russia. Another country with a change of name(s) is the Republic of Ireland. It gained its independence of the UK in 1922 , when it was named 'Irish Free State'. in 1941 it was changed to 'Eire', and again in about 1960, 'to 'Republic of Ireland'.

Which countries' currency is not the dollar?

There are so many countries those have currency rather than dollar.. Pakistan India UAE Saudi Arabia Iran European countries Many countries do not use the dollar, here a just a few examples UK = British Pound Most of the European countries = Euro Japan = Yen India = Rupee Brazil = Real China = Yuan Mexico = Peso Thailand = Bhat Denmark = Krona

Why did the WW1 happen?

Because many countries such as Germany, Austria, the UK and France where in a very tense competition on selling their products, mostly heavy industrial ones, like engines, weapons, or metals.

Related questions

How many countries gained independence from UK?

According to the 2005 Guinness World Records, 62.

Which countries have gained independence from UK?

AnswerWell i suppose the answer would be The Republic of Ireland.

When did the Bahamas become a country?

The Bahamas gained independence from the UK in 1973

What was the outcome of quit India movement?

India gained independence from the UK in 1947.

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When did Jamaica gain its independence?

Jamaica gained its independance from the UK on the 6th of August 1962

Which british colony in Africa was the first to receive its independence?

Although some of Britain's possessions in Africa gained independence before other nations' (such as South Africa, Egypt and Sudan), the UK also owned the last colony in Africa (Southern Rhodesia). Not all their colonies gained independence before other nations'. South Africa gained independence so early because they had a stable government controlled by whites. Egypt gained independence so early because there was a huge nationalist movement (which was aided and strengthened by Germany). Sudan gained independence because its sovereignty was shared by both Egypt and the UK. Egypt wanted Sudan to become independent, so they pretty much abandoned their shared colony. The UK needed Egypt to also take part in Sudanese affairs, so they had trouble controlling Sudan without them, which forced the UK to let Sudan become independent.

When did Cameroon win their Independence?

Cameroon gained it's independence in 1961.

What country did the US gain its independence from?

The original 13 colonies gained their independence from Great Britain. Later other states such as California, Texas, Florida, New Mexico gained their independence from Spain. Alaska was bought from Russia. Many of the mid-west states (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, the Dakotas, etc) came as part of the Louisiana purchase from the control of France. Michigan was also part of Canada, and therefore under British control, for a few years. Washington state and Oregon were ceded to US control by the UK in the Oregon Treaty.

How many countries are bigger than the UK?

19 countries are bigger than the UK

What is the relationship between 1899 and the UK?

Sudan was known as Anglo-Egyptian Sudan beginning in 1899 until it gained its independence. It was jointly controlled and owned by both the United Kingdom and Egypt, gaining its independence in 1956.

How did the Independence Day get its name?

Independence Day, which is celebrated in the US on the 4th of July every year, received its name from the occurance we're actually celebrating: the day the United States gained its independence from the ruling monarchy of the UK. The adoption of the Declaration of Independence happened on July 4, 1776.